TEMMINCK'S STINT AT STRANDFONTEIN SEWAGE WORKS!!!!!!
Posted on the 30th November 2016
This is the first bird of this species in South Africa for at least 25 years - get there now folks. Also note that there are other VERY SPECIAL BIRDS at Strandfontein at the moment such as PECTORAL and TEREK SANDPIPERS, AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER and RED-NECKED PHALAROPE and WESTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL. Lifers galore!
Our appreciation to Trevor Hardaker for the text and Glynis Bowie for the image.
Well, well, well... who would have thought...?!!!
This TEMMINCK'S STINT was photographed along the eastern edge of Pan P1 at Strandfontein Sewage Works at around 10h30 on Saturday morning by Glynis Bowie... it doesn't get much bigger than this!!
There has not been a confirmed record of this species in Southern Africa for more than 25 years at least and there are probably only around 5 records ever for the subregion!!!
Just 30 minutes ago, I warned not to spend your whole twitching fund and save up some for a visit to the Cape because the big one was coming...
Well, the big one has certainly arrived! To quote Justin Rhys Nicolau from another forum where this bird was discussed: "Shit just got real!"
See you all there tomorrow (today)!!!
and more ............
TEMMINCK’S STINT – a single individual was photographed on the eastern edge of Pan P1 at Strandfontein Sewage Works at around 10h30 on Saturday morning and was only posted this evening on Facebook for assistance with ID. There has not been a confirmed record of this species in Southern Africa for a VERY long time so, if it is still around, it is going to cause absolute mayhem!! – reported by Glynis Bowie.